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bag battle. would a ban on the bags save the environment or trash thousands of local jobs? >>> we'll tell you about it. >>> wake up europe. >> millions of workers all across europe on strike tonight demonstrated in the streets in more than 20 countries all protesting against major government spending cuts. nearly half the nation's young people are out of work. maybe the protestors want the government to start creating more jobs. >>> riding on the dulles toll road is about to get more expensive. beginning in january the toll goes up from $1.50 to $1.75. tolls will rise from 75 cents to $1. in january 2014, the toll jumps to $2.75. these additional funds will go toward construction of the metro silver line. >>> another live look outside. topper is here after the break with the forecast. >>> law makers looking for answers on that deadly meningitis out break. how bad are plastic bags for our environment? experts from both sides weigh in in tonight's green alert. >>> law makers tonight digging for answers on the meningitis out break. the owner of the new england compounding center that
's unacceptable in today's environment. >> schieffer: do you have any answers yet as to why-- we know that they had asked to maintain their-- the current level of security and that was turned down. do we have any idea on what that decision was based on? >> no, and we're still getting to the bottom of that. that's one of my primary concerns. and that's certainly what i'm driving. first of all, why there was failure for adequate security at the temporary mission. and secondly, why they didn't assess the security risks posed to that facility? they had abundance of threat reports and incidents, both to that facility and other consulates that would have suggested that they were in a high-threat environment. i sponsored-- i cosponsored the initial legislation-- i was the lead republican in the house-- to create the diplomat security bureau and the accountability review board that also has been initiate so we can get to the bottom of who is responsible. there was minimal security. the barriers weren't sufficient. the attackers, the mob, overran the complex. the militia we were depending on d
. depending on who you talk to, banning the bags will save the environment or just trash thousands of jobs. the complete story in just a little bit. >> still to come in this half hour, a war of words brewing over the best way to save the chesapeake bay. >> and let's talk numbers. much cooler today. temperatures in the 40s. 49-36 in the books. we will talk about the weekend. starts off nice. may not finish so strong. >> but first ahead a pharmacy at the center of the deadly meningitis out break. what he had to say with families of the victims listening. that's next. >> 9news now is sponsored in part by >>> in tonight's health alert. trying to get to the bottom of the nation's deadly meningitis out break. the owner at the center of the investigation came to capitol hill today. but he refused to answer the questions of a house committee. instead heard from the widow of the first of 32 people to die in this out break. >> these are human beings that these committees, the fda, the ecc, whoever is responsible. know their lack of attention to their duties cost my husband his life. cost my family a
a melted puddle. >>> most of us believe recycling is good for the environment but how do we incorporate recycled materials back into the economy? one company just may have the ant and we have -- have the answer and we have their story. >> after the break, the end of an era. hostess shuts down. what are we going to do? . >>> twink can i lovers all a-- twinkie lovers all across america sad tonight because the company that makes them is going out of business. the latest strike crippled them to do their business and today we caught up with some fans who are stocking up. >> reporter: where are you going to put all these? >> i have no idea. we live in a small townhouse. >> reporter: hostess twinkies. >> she must really like them. there is a reason to hope, snack lovers. there's a chance, however small, that another bakery will buy the hoss tess brand -- hostess brand. if you're feeling adventurous, we actually posted the recipe on our website wusa9.com. go ahead, give it a shot. homemade twinkies. >>> a live look outside. topper will be back after the break. right after the break, incorporati
environments. >>> researchers in canada say there's no need to fast before taking blood tests to determine blood cholesterol levels. they found results on patients who did not fast were accurate as long as the doctors knew the hour of the patient's last meal. >>> you're trying to quit smoking? well, there may be an app for that some day. resevers in new zealand say smartphones could be a new tool to help smokers quit. they found smokers who received motivational text messages are more likely to stay away from cigarettes. that's kind of interesting. >>> time now for the question of the morning. >> what word most married couples use to describe their spouse? is it a, understanding, b, stubborn, c, forgetful? >> they don't sound very nice. log on to our facebook fan page. we'd love to hear what you think. we'll have the answer in our 6:00 hour. we're also giving away tickets to "les miserables." all you have to do is answer the question of the day correctly. we'll put your name in a hat and randomly draw a name every day. "les miserables" is at national theater coming up next month. we'll be
veterans are in a clean environment. more than 300 janitors at walter reed medical center say they haven't been paid in two weeks. supporters came out to stand in solidarity with the janitors tuesday at a rally in bethesda. 9news spoke with one of the frustrated employees. >> i have done the job. i have complied with their regulations and everything but i'm not getting paid. >> it tends to get frustrating. the federal contractor that employs the janitors says the government hasn't paid them so they can't pay their workers. >>> it is 5:52. making news now, business owners in lower manhattan may not be able to survive superstorm sandy, even those who have made enough repairs to be able to open have seen a dropoff in customers. many stores remain closed and even employees with open businesses are having their hours scaled back. >>> little good transportation news in new york after the big storm sandy. part of the battery tunnel reopened before last night's rush hour. 86 million gallons of water from sandy's storm surge swamped the tunnel which connects brooklyn to manhattan. >>> ocean city'
and the baby. and there's nothing more important than a nurturing environment with a coach and some dedicated cheerleaders get you through some of the humps. >> among the new recommendations help -- >>> this weekend, a quarter of the nfl quarterbacks who took the field left with concussions. doctors, trainers and coaches have started paying closer attention to the cumulative brain injuries sustained from concussion and what they mean not just for the pros but for our kids. passionate about staying in the game. football is america's sport. and christian stevenson's 12- year-old son is enamored with it. >> he gets up two hours before practice, he's got his uniform on. he can't walk when he gets off the practice field because they've worked him so hard but he's smiling. >> her experience has been far different. after suffering repeated concussions playing the game he loved, he knew it was time to quit. >> my memory is still kind of off. >> because of growing concerns that some of the damage from repeated concussions doesn't go away, one leading boston researcher proposed very tough guidelines fo
personally, i say, "get your education." >> kleinfeld: the environment is changing all the time. and if you don't stay on top of things, you know, somebody will eat your lunch. >> pitts: despite its efforts to retrain and recruit, alcoa has 27 job openings at its michigan plant alone. who do you blame for the skills gap in this country? >> kleinfeld: i don't blame anybody for that. >> pitts: who bears responsibility for you? >> kleinfeld: i think it's more an educational aspect. it's... i think it's a sensitivity to understand what makes a country and a business competitive. >> pitts: i would imagine if you had a parts gap, you'd close it right away, right? >> kleinfeld: if we had a parts gap, we'd try to close it right away, yes. >> pitts: then why can't that occur with the skills gap? >> kleinfeld: don't get from this that we're sitting together here because our... because alcoa is complaining that we can't fill the skills gap. that is absolutely not my message. we can absolutely fill that, absolutely. i mean, the... for alcoa, we can do it. we are doing it. and many of my colleagues or o
environment to solve problems in the regional airline industry that have been the result of a dozen years of crashes taking needless lives includie ing continental 3407 that took countless lives. whether we have one level of safety in the industry or not and we don't in some important ways means they will don't hire pilots who aren't fully experienced to be airline pilots and when they go into the seat as a regional pilot they are getting on the job training with you as the passenger in the back. until they have several thousand hours they haven't seen that many cycles the year, thunderstorms in the summer, and snow storms in the winter. if the first officer and i hadn't been as experienced if we had much less time we could not have had the same outcome and people would have died. >> captain you sound like you're fired up about this. this "wall street journal" piece quotes a number of airline industry officials who say there's going to be a crisis, we won't have enough pilot, we won't be able to fly planes and you sound like that this then will create a crisis out of something for their o
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